UPDATE: BASE Jumper Injured After Leaping From Canyon
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a man is in stable condition with two broken legs after he tumbled down the side of a cliff in a BASE jump off the Snake River Canyon walls.
The Times-News reports the man was with a group of people jumping off the outcropping to parachute to the ground Saturday evening. He struck the side of the cliff wall and began tumbling down, becoming stuck about a third of the way from the bottom of the canyon.
It took emergency responders from two sheriff’s departments, the Twin Falls Fire Department and St. Luke’s Regional Magic Valley Center about three hours to reach the man and get him to a helicopter on the ground and transported to the hospital.
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Numerous rescue crews responded to the Snake River Canyon near the Perrine Bridge. A base jumper was injured after he reportedly jumped off of a cliff instead of the Bridge. Officials told Idaho’s First News that the base jumper had been conscious however the extent of the person’s injuries were not known at the time. Twin Falls and Jerome County rescue crews responded to retrieve the injured jumper.